Guest Editorial: Why Scarecrow Video Is a Seattle Icon

Comments

1
Can everyone access VHS? Its the medium of white hipsters.
2
@1:

And old people - my mother still watches a 30 year-old CRT console TV and VHS; no computer, no DVD player, no Internet access to Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, or Amazon.

Also, it's worth noting a lot of older rarities have probably never been converted to commercial DVD, so literally the only way to watch them is on VHS.
3
Why the hell is this blurb from the Amazon new employee handbook on Slog?
4
I don't get the point of this "editorial". It reads Herbold trying to warm us up to a property tax or something to keep Scarecrow open.
5
If this place is so important to cultural history yada yada yada, why not work with the SPL or one of the local universities? Tapes can be digitally archived really easily. Trying to sustain a business model centered around physical film media is an obvious dead end, especially here. Redbox is for getting shitty movies for your annoying company and everything else gets streamed.
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Does Scarecrow do mailing with easy return envelopes like Netflix? If not, can't do cause I don't live or work in the vicinity of the U District.

While I think it is a good place to rent film if one lives close by, there are other competitive streaming services that cater to similar tastes in indie, rare, b-exploitation, and foreign film, e.g., Fandor.

And shouldn't district councilperson Herbold be taking care of the people's business in her own neck of the woods--West Seattle?